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, brother mike. four miles, the rough distance between the u.s. capitol and the pentagon. it can feel like a lot longer than that for chuck hagel today, as republicans gear up for a good old-fashioned grilling on his nomination for secretary of defense. one topic sure to come up is israel, which just launched an air strike in syria that u.s. officials say targeted a convoy of russian-made weapons that were headed for lebanon. now russia, the arab league, and hezbollah are all condemning the action. >>> and the new chairman of the senate foreign relations committee pays back $60,000 to a donor for airplane rides. and that donor is under investigation by the fbi. much more on a stranger sorry surrounding senator bob menen z menendez. good morning from washington. it's thursday, january 31st, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. now less than 30 minutes away from the start of chuck hagel's confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense. we'll take you there live for his opening statement, along with what's expected to be some tough questioning from some big-name r
. at this hour, we are hearing that several people have been hurt. we'll bring you to the pentagon for the latest on this story, just ahead. >>> also breaking news ahead. the former mayor of new york, ed koch has died. he was 88 years old. a look at his legacy this morning. a controversial, combative, confrontational and brash mayor, and the people of new york city loved him. we'll tell you about that, straight ahead. christine. >>> and the first jobs report of 2013 released in an hour and a half. the numbers for you, what it means for the health of the economy and the jobs market. >> and the defense secretary nominee on the defensive. chuck hagel grilled on capitol hill. did he blow his shot to convince lawmakers that he's the right man for the job? >> friday, february 1st, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. breaking news, we start with. two people have died, several people wounded in explosion that has taken place outside the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey. chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. not much information right now.
in ankara, turkey. chris lawrence joins us from the pentagon. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. not much information right now. turkey authorities are responding to that scene, trying to collect more information. the blast happened just a short while ago, some. news reports out of that area, saw a big flash, heard a big bang. reports of several people wounded near a side gate of the embassy. we're waiting for more information, the u.s., of course, has two major air bases in turkey no, where near the capit capital. soledad. >> thank you, chris, for watching this story. >>> also, we told you just moments ago, the former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he passed away from congestive heart failure. he had really problems with his health over the last many years. mayor koch elected in 1977. he was a judge on the people's court, and he had been hospitalized recent well fluid on his lungs. moved to intensive care yesterday. he was 88 years old. richard socaridies joins us. writer for "new yorker," former aide to president clinton. when i was a kid growing up in long island, mayor koch was
politics.com, and nbc news chief pentagon krbt jim miklaccewski. snoo. >> you're watching the hearings closely. this thing not going that well for chuck hagel, at least with his critics, john mccain is a very important member of this committee. >> what is so striking, andrea, is that chuck hagel has had a series of meetings with more than 50 of the members of the senate. all the questions that would be put to him must have come up in those conversations, and yet, before this committee there were times where he looked ill-prepared for questions that would have been pretty easy to anticipate. at the same time you had democrats trying to in a couple of instances almost rehabilitate his answers to clarify his point. now, to the good side, he had the opportunity to talk about how his own service in vietnam and that of his brothers has given him perspective that wab valuable if confirmed as the defense secretary, but the back and forth between mccain was striking. it went on and on and it was at a really core issue where mccain argued that the judgment of a secretary of defense on issues lik
. yorktown, appomattox, the pentagon where 9/11 occurred -- there is a ceremony tonight i will be commissioned in -- there is a commission in april. we care very deeply about these events. one in nine virginians birth to death is a veteran. when you add in the guard and reserve and contractors, now you are probably talking about one in three of us. we care very deeply about all that is within dod. let me be plain, the threat that virginians and others are talking about now more than ever is the inability of congress to find a way forward on a reasonable budget compromise. that is what is in the newspapers and the headlines. at the direction of the deputy director, dod is planning for future cuts. i am very worried at the macro level about dod's ability to pursue and execute appropriate national security objectives in this time of congressional inability to find a budget compromise. the current cr limits flexibility, for example, of the military to appropriately taylor resources, we have no flexibility to deal with a shortfall. and to me, it seems like funding the military
to perform a same-sex marriage in your view if he objected based on conscience? >> well i think the pentagon regulations show that same-sex marriage is legal in nine states. >> would a chaplain be able to bow out of that procedure based on conscience? >> certainly. what we don't want, though, is -- senator his point is for someone to be denied to be married in a chapel or a facility and so on. but certainly as a matter of conscience, yes. what i'm talking about is strict interpretation of defending the law which defends rights. >> thank you for clarifying that and thank you for calling me early on. we had our conversation on january 8, and i appreciated that opportunity. you just said that your statements over time have been -- have gotten a lot more attention than you ever dreamed possible. that is entirely appropriate in this context. chairman levin mentioned that in his opening statement that in speaking your mind you had said several things that caused him concern, and he asked you about that. senator inhofe said several of your statements included what he called policy reversals based o
, president obama's choice to lead the pentagon gets a grilling from his former colleagues. >> to my reference to the surge -- >> were you right or wrong? lts out america's national anthem to prove she has the pipes to do it live. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. tonight, syria and iran are threatening to retaliate for an israeli air strike inside of syrian territory. the attack took place in the early hours of wednesday morning outside of damascus. the target was believed to be a convoy carrying anti-aircraft weapons bound for hezbollah. we have reports on how this could further inflame the region. >> the explosions are recorded by steering activists seem more powerful than anything the rebels could do. there is a different account of what happens. the government said that planes bombed a military research center between damascus and the lebanese border. they said two people were killed in the raid. u.s. officials say that jets bomb a convoy carrying anti aircraft missiles. >> you will not allow and we will prevent any attacks for hezbollah to smugg
at the pentagon or dod would your position be different? >> no. actually the, there are other issues too. the global zero movement, are you aware of that? that say we want a world without, without nuclear and yet, we have right now iran developing those capabilities, north cree developing those. a pretty scary thing if we have a secretary of defense who talks about a nuclear-free world and leading the way in that nuclear-free world. just a lot of issues there, bill give me a sense. because last week when we watched hearings. there were five minutes for questioning and onto the next senator. is that how it is run today? if so how effective will hearings be. >> i think it will be pretty effective. we'll have full attendance. we go back and forth. i'm striving for eight-minute round. you can ask questions for eight minutes. try to extract answers. try to keep the witness in this case, from using up the clock so that is the way it will happen. it will be, we'll be doing it for several hours. bill: that is true but the objections last week were aimed at republicans and the critics felt that r
have to pass a law to make law what the pentagon's policy would do. that's the normal course of order. what normally happens when the pentagon issues a policy they create a report send it over to congress and congress acts based on the recommendation. you tell me. should fathers and mothers at home be preparing themselves for having their soon to be 18-year-olds registers for a draft? >> i don't know how soon something like that would happen. i am the father of two boys. if i had daughters i don't think i would want them to be compelled. you are a lawyer any argument taken to its logical extent doesn't look as good as when you are making that initial argument. equality is important. i remain in the national guard i see what contributions women bring. as far as promotion and access wherever possible equality is cherished. however when you shift it into mandatory service for both men and women at the age of 18, i think it makes people -- the hair on the back of their neck to think about the four little girls and whether or not they would be xilcompelled to do something. i went to school
months. but barack, the out doing defense minister, made an unscheduled visit to the pentagon after he had his farewell visit back in november. it's not sure if these are the actions but it was the reported incident at the time. >> shep: at this time, we don't know what this is, or whether the sirrians will retaliate. >>> now, what may be the coolest picture of the day, a breaking news day, we'll settle with this. a lucky surfer caught a monster wave this week, and may have shattered his own record. it's just incredible. the wave estimated 100 feet. roughly the height of a 10 story building. if the guinness team verifies that number, the surfer will have broken his own record he said in 2011. >> how are you doing? >> i'm good, getting ready to sit down for dinner. >> a 100-foot wave? >> i don't know, it was definitely a huge wave, but as far as the measure being, i have no idea. i just love to surf, and i'm not in charge of measuring >> shep: i wonder what it's like to have something like that. in the middle of what is your passion, and all of a sudden, here you have this incredible th
of defense. he is expected to offer his views on the big deep budget cuts facing the pentagon. they're unable to avoid sequestration. on iran, the senator told congress in written remarks he would be prepared to strike that country if necessary but stressed the need to be cautious and certain when considering the use of force. bipartisan joe biden yesterday defended hagel and john kerry from critics who say they're concerned the president's new national security team would be hesitant to act. >> to suggest that two war heroes wearing the bronze star, purple heart, silver star taking over both the -- excuse me, state department and defense is a -- whatever the phrase was, is ridiculous. >> to be sure to join us on msnbc. we'll have live coverage of hagel's confirmation hearing following "morning joe." he can only hope his hearing goes as smoothly as john kerry's who nomination as the next secretary of state sailed through the senate. the long time lawmaker strugled to hold back emotions as he said farewell to the chamber where he served for the last 27 years. >> standing here at this desk that
. >> president obama should choose someone else to lead the pentagon. >>> you missed that point completely. >> senator, i think you missed -- >> let there be order. >> the gun control debate taking center stage on capitol hill in dramatic fashion. >> the time is now. you must act. >>> the chase was extremely dangerous. >> what's he going to do? right through him, right through the train crossing. >>> talk about serious air, windsurfers brave hard conditions in southwest ireland to face off in the red bull storm chase conversation. >>> mascot versus cheerleader never ends well. >> six against five. >> look at this. oh, here we go. >> and all that matters. >> every single parent can identify with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat and on sunday night, we're going to experience both of those great emotions. who has it better than us? no-body! >> no-body! >> on "cbs this morning." >> nearly three in ten americans say god plays a role in the outcome of sporting events. >> of course god cares about football. he created a girlfriend for manti te'o out of nothing. caption
key syrian assets and an overnight bombing. former pentagon official is also our guest tonight. would you want to begin with the u.s. economy shocking the experts in shrinking for the first time since the recession. fox news iran house correspondent has our report. >> less than two weeks that the president said his second inaugural address that an economic recovery had begun to let the congress -- commerce departments and not so fast. slow growth slashed economic growth from three pa 1% to-1 to the persons in the fourth. they downplayed the report and give republicans part of the blame. >> consumer spending has been rising. >> comments about using the threat of across-the-board spending cuts not as a sequestered for leveraged for fiscal asperity. some members constituents are fighting. >> and put the damage on the economy as a -- you know, to achieve some political roles here in washington seems like a bad idea. >> accusing republicans of pushing spending cuts for their own sake. some minority leader mitch mcconnell denied that. >> this is a conversation about growth and opportunity.
policy, just a characteristic of how the pentagon spends. it happens in fits and starts for a bunch of different reasons. the defense spending chart is what economics geeks call lumpy. but when it gets lumpy, drops sharply, gdp goes down. the last big dip on the defense spending chart there, the really big dip there? that is last quarter, the one where we had the overall gr >>> congres m to instr oh, this is s crime, stop. looking back on the latest electoral defeat, the republican strategists are clearly deciding they don't want to be known for having hard line politics that make them talk about women in ways that are creepy. which is why you're seeing the urging of republicans by other republicans to stop front-paging these believes. basically they're saying, even if you think it, try not to say the government should force rape victims to give birth against their will. congressmen, you can think it but not say it. does all the language sensitivity training mean that republicans see themselves as having a policy problem with women, or do they think they just have a language problem
to retaliate. playing defense, president obama's choice to lead the pentagon gets a grilling from his former colleagues. >> to my reference to the surge -- >> were you right or wrong? >> beyonce betlslts out america's national anthem to prove she has the pipes to do it live. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. tonight, syria and iran are threatening to retaliate for an israeli air strike inside of syrian territory. the attack took place in the early hours of wednesday morning outside of damascus. the target was believed to be a convoy carrying anti-aircraft weapons bound for hezbollah. we have reports on how this could further inflame the region. >> the explosions are recorded by steering activists seem more powerful than anything the rebels could do. there is a different account of what happens. the government said that planes bombed a military research center between damascus and the lebanese border. they said two people were killed in the raid. u.s. officials say that jets bomb a convoy carrying anti aircraft missiles. >> you will not allow and we
's prompted by french military actions against jihadist in northwest africa. let's go live to cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she's got the latest. barbara? >> the administration has been saying for months now that al qaeda is on the ropes but the u.s. intelligence committee is now saying something very different about a very different al qaeda threat. with the success of the attack on a guest plant in algeria, extremists are growing more daring. a senior u.s. intelligence official tells cnn, quote, what we have seen is intelligence suggesting the desire to carry out more attacks against western and u.s. interests in the region. though there are no specific targets yet that the u.s. knows of, one of those plotting mokhtar belmokhtar was behind the algeria attack. >> we are starting to see an increasing collaboration, sharing of funding, sharing recruiting efforts, sharing of weapons and explosives, and certainly sharing of ideology that is expanding and connecting these various organizations. >> if chuck hagel becomes the next secretary of defense, he already knows what he's faci
is going to the other side. that said when he is in the pentagon and controls the military in that capacity, they will have to deal with him and have the same interest in common. both parties want to keep the u.s. strong and safe and chuck hagel has been through worse. believe me, he has seen much more incoming than at that hearing. >> republican strategist, good to see you. thank you. >> good to see you. >> still ahead on the saturday afternoon, the latest on the scandal around the top u.s. senator. first, on this date, an announcement that led to the moment so many had been calling for. eventually to the end of apartheid. you are watching msnbc the place for politics. but don't worry, he'll find someone else. ♪ who's that lady? ♪ who's that lady? ♪ sexy lady, who's that lady? [ female announcer ] swiffer 360 dusters extender cleans high and low, with thick all around fibers that attract and lock up to two times more dust than a feather duster. swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. and now swiffer dusters refills are available with the fresh scent of gain. i just served my moth
defense policy, just a characteristic of how the pentagon spends. it happens in fits and starts for a bunch of different reasons. the defense spending chart is what economics geeks call lumpy. but when it gets lumpy, drops sharply, gdp goes down. the last big dip on the defense spending chart there, the really big dip there? that is last quarter, the one where we had the overall shrinkage. the only other big plunge in defense spending coincided with the unexpectedly bad economic quarter for the whole year. the other thing, i say this about policy, it is just about the scale of how much we spend on defense. we spend so much money on defense that when we stop spending all of a sudden the economy really feels it. defense spending jumps around a lot for a lot of different reasons. and when it jumps way down like it did last quarter, that is when we get the square economic growths alert like we did today. we'll be right back. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. i
believe he's the wrong person to lead the pentagon at this perilous and consequential time. >> so far only one republican senator endorsed hagel, senator thad cochrane of mississippi. >>> a teenager gunned down in chicago is the new face of the gun battle. and the control over guns as well. hadiya pentle ton's family members support using her death to help shape the debate to make a point. it was just a week ago monday the 15-year-old and some of her high school classmates were performing at the president's inauguration. tuesday of this week she was shot to death. just blocks away from the obama's home in chicago. she was the 42nd person killed in that city this month alone. ted rollins joins us. that's an unbelievable figure. these are children, teenagers. it's hard to even wrap your head around that kind of -- that number when you think that those kids are being killed in that city at that rate. what's going on? >> well, to be clear it was the 42nd murder of the year, not murder of a child this year. but over the years there have been dozens of innocent children killed in the cross fire
on his plate. let's bring in jeremiah o'keefe, a former pentagon and cia strategist. tell us why you think he is a good pick. >> i think that chuck hagel is the man for the job at this point in time from a strategic perspective. there is a big battle going on within the republican party. i reside in the latter camp. i believe after the war in iraq, the war in iran, we need to be taking perhaps more of an adventure approach. i was in iraq as a white house advisor in 2005. i work closely behind the scenes with the white house and the secretary of defense. i sympathize with the sucker punch that we got on 9/11 and what we should be doing moving forward. that included iraq. at this point in time, i am all for the realist posture that chuck hagel is proposing to if we want to hit some high points right now, i think he is wrong on calling israel to move back to the 1967 borders. israel needs to finish their barrier while. dennis: you point out that israel used to be only 9 miles wide. let me just ask you more pointedly, israel, some say, is our only real ally in the middle east. they do no
reasons, the pentagon and the planners have made their own case to the president. and with the new resource problem we confronted in mali, look what it took to support french against al qaeda sub contractors. if we can't do that when in fact americans are held hostage and killed, what kind of response do you really expect for . >> is that a consequence of the u.s. not getting involved in mali earlier? >> what is the implication from that we in effect need to be involved -- . >> the u.s. has been concerned about mali for at least eight nows. -- months only now there's a discussion about where we should do more. >> look, in the time of the great extra cater. we are -- that -- what is threaten, our foreign policy is not manic interventionism right now. that's not what we have to worry about here. >> let's move on. if you have a question, raise your hand. i'm going ask you to identify yourself. keep your question short. let's go to [inaudible] of radio-- and then go to the woman right here in the black and hand the microphone to her. >> hi, my name is -- [inaudible] that syria is part
in defense spending. and that's because the pentagon is getting ready for these sequester cuts that will start on march 1st. so they're starting to cut back on their spending to prepare for that. so if you take out -- what has happened in government spending, the economy grew by about 1.3%. that's still pretty anemic and i think it suggests we're not out of the woods yet. brooke, let me tell you some good news because i don't want to be the grim reaper here. >> give me the good news. >> since january, the economy has actually done a lot better. you have seen the numbers on housing. they're much improved. that means more construction jobs, right? we have seen some of the initial unemployment claims numbers that are down, meaning that it looks like we're going to get a pretty decent jobs report on friday. the energy picture looks pretty good. so, you know, it's discouraging that the fourth quarter was so lousy. let's keep our fingers crossed we get a revival of growth this quarter. >> that was the first quarter. we're looking at the current quarter and the dow looking awesome, if
or the west. bill: we'll wait for more news out of the state department and the pentagon today. thank you, john bolton, mr. ambassador, good to have you here. 22 minutes before the hour, martha. martha: there are new concerns about al-qaida's growing influence in north africa and their desire to strike more western targets. this comes after last month's hostage crisis at an algerian gas plant that left 30 people dead, including three americans. our chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge live in washington with more. how advanced is this plotting. >> senior u.s. intelligence officials discuss the threat picture in north africa. before this morning's attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey intelligence officials describing to hit western as well as u.s. car gets as aspirational as the goal of al-qaida in north africa, not just concrete plots with established planning. the attack on the gas plant in mid january, the hostage crisis there led secretary of state hillary clinton to concede that the threat to u.s. interests in the region was growing as these groups pull their resources
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